4.1 Agriculture, Natural Resources & Climate Change

May 2017

Read the latest news from the Australian Livestock Spatial Innovation Program here.

Now available, the final report from Project 4.105 "Monitoring Through Many Eyes: Spatially enabling people to protect the Great Barrier Reef"

September 2016

Crowdsourcing via an integrated citizen-science platform allows recreational divers to upload underwater images, which provide information about the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Read more about Project 4.105 here.

In Victoria, landowners wishing to remove, lop or destroy native vegetation are required to identify an offset which makes an equivalent contribution to Victoria's biodiversity. Through Project 4.17, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Queensland University of Technology are exploring the potential of K-Tree clustering techniques to more effectively and efficiently identify environmental offsets.

Biomass Business continues to build new features into its App to enable producers to better estimate pasture biomass from their handheld optical devices. The latest feature will allow the user to undertake their own ‘self-calibration’ of the sensor, in their own paddock under their specific growing conditions. Ultimately this self-calibration procedure will underpin the crowdsourcing of calibration data by the App from all participating farmers.

Landsat for forests continues to mine the Landsat archive to map disturbance across Southwestern Victoria. The method will be repeatable across Victoria's public forest estate.

This program has a whole-of-landscape approach to land management. It will improve the capacity of our rural land base to maximise output of commercial and non-commercial environmental services

img aboutThis program will improve our ability to respond to climate change and to understand how rural landscapes are adapting to climate change.

ANRCC is focused on a whole-of-landscape approach to land management. It recognises the role of biomass yield and quality, biodiversity and habitat as necessary indicators of enviro-economic sustainability and improvement for government and commercial land managers.

The theme’s focus areas will develop spatially-based measurement, monitoring, management and market-enabling tools for commercial and government land managers to meet the demands of climate change.


David Lamb 2015Prof David Lamb
Science Director P4.1 & Project co-leader P4.18

PhilD 2Phil Delaney
Manager - Partner Services


Matt Adams compressedDr Matthew Adams
P4.1 Board Chair

4.12 Biomass Business

Through spatial information, Biomass Business empowers Australia’s response to climate change by transforming the way public and private land managers balance agricultural productivity and sustainability.

4.17 Big Data Solutions for Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring of land and coastlines for natural resource management is heavily impacted by ‘Big Data’ limitations; the data that when uncovered shows patterns, correlations and trends. These limitations come about because of the reliance on multi-temporal...

4.18 Biomass Business 2

Through the use of spatial technologies there are significant opportunities for livestock producers to improve management and productivity of pasture. Both improved feed allocation and optimal pasture production can result from better information...

4.19 NRM Spatial Hub

Please visit the NRM Spatial Hub website.

4.103 Improved High-Resolution Carbon Accounting

Building on the work of Biomass Business, this project will refine and apply a high-resolution approach to identify the lands across NSW with carbon storage potential (CSP) for targeted management intervention. With the correct agile tools, land managers...

4.104 LandFor: Landsat for Forests

As a follow-on project from Project 2.07, this new project will use remote sensing to facilitate and “unlock” large area synoptic woody monitoring and reporting.

4.105 Monitoring Through Many Eyes

This project aims to create an immersive and interactive visual environment to better monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Livestock Innovation Program

Read about the Program[sitetree_link,id=810] or click on the updated Prospectus below.  

4.114 Australian Beef Cattle Supply Chain Proof of Concept

The aim of the Australian Beef Cattle Digital Supply Chain Proof of Concept is to successfully design a digital supply chain platform that will: